On 17 Feb 2009, at 09:34, Talat Chaudhri wrote:
> This is very confusing then. In the small print (icluded below in
> your email) there is a reference to a 6 month embargo. On the RoMEO
> site it specifically disallows archiving in institutional
> repositories. What are we to believe?
Clearly ROMEO is a derivative service, and is probably not yet updated.
Beyond that, reconciling the various inconsistencies in the combined
Blackwell-Wiley statements, I'd have to rely on professional
judgements to decide in accordance with University policies.
Personally, I'd take the most positive interpretation of the license,
and document my reasons.
> Leslie Carr wrote:
>> I have just chased through the latest version of the Wiley-
>> Blackwell online authors' guidelines (on which ROMEO is based) to
>> find the following:
>> Wiley-Blackwell Publication Ethics
>> *8.14 Best Practice: Protecting intellectual property*
>> Wiley-Blackwell is legally required to have explicit authority to
>> publish any article. The societies we partner with decide which
>> copyright arrangement they require from the options we provide, a
>> brief and abridged description of which is provided in the bullets
>> below. Wiley-Blackwell recommends the Exclusive License Form (ELF)
>> system (for a sample form click here <http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/pdf/IJCP_ELF.pdf
>> >). For more information visit the Wiley-Blackwell Copyright FAQs
>> page: click here <http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/bauthor/faqs_copyright.asp
>> > .
>> * The Wiley-Blackwell Exclusive License Form (ELF). This form of
>> copyright agreement, among other things, enables the owners of
>> intellectual property (be they authors or named organizations)
>> to retain copyright in their journal articles; Wiley-Blackwell
>> or the journal owner retains the commercial publishing and
>> journal compilation rights.
>> * The Wiley-Blackwell OnlineOpen Exclusive License Form (OOF).
>> While allowing articles to be published and made freely
>> available for all to access online, this form of copyright
>> agreement (among other things and like the ELF) enables the
>> owners of intellectual property (be they authors or named
>> organizations) to retain copyright in their journal articles;
>> the OOF adheres to Creative Commons 2.5 and Wiley-Blackwell or
>> the journal owner retains the commercial publishing and journal
>> compilation rights.
>> * The Copyright Assignment Form (CAF) is also still in use.
>> Note that? Recommends! Wiley-Blackwell recommends the use of the
>> Exclusive License form
>> Extract from the Sample ELF: http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/pdf/IJCP_ELF.pdf
>> *Prior to acceptance:* We ask that as part of the publishing
>> process you acknowledge that the Article has been submitted to the
>> Journal. You will not prejudice acceptance if you use the
>> unpublished Article, in form and content as submitted for
>> publication in the Journal, in the following ways: o sharing print
>> or electronic copies of the Article with colleagues; o posting an
>> electronic version of the Article on your own personal website, on
>> your employer’s website/repository and on free public servers in
>> your subject area. • *After acceptance:* Provided that you give
>> appropriate acknowledgement to the Journal and Blackwell
>> Publishing, and full bibliographic reference for the Article when
>> it is published, you may use the accepted version of the Article as
>> originally submitted for publication in the Journal, and updated to
>> include any amendments made after peer review, in the following
>> ways: o you may share print or electronic copies of the Article
>> with colleagues; o you may use all or part of the Article and
>> abstract, without revision or modification, in personal
>> compilations or other publications of your own work; o you may use
>> the Article within your employer’s institution or company for
>> educational or research purposes, including use in course packs; o
>> 6 months after publication you may post an electronic version of
>> the Article on your own personal website, on your employer’s
>> website/repository and on free public servers in your subject area.
>> Electronic versions of the accepted Article must include a link to
>> the published version of the Article together with the following
>> text: ‘The definitive version is available at www.blackwell-synergy.com
>> So you *can* deposit in a repository - preprint and postprint!
>> HOWEVER one step away (literally) from the W-B "Best Practice
>> document" is the W-B "Copyright FAQ" in which they elaborate that
>> although the ELF is used for societies, the wholly owned journals
>> still retain the practice of Copyright Assignment. The sample
>> Copyright Assignment document (for the aptly chosen International
>> Headache Society) contains the following text:
>> Such preprints may be posted as electronic files on the author's
>> own website for personal or professional use, or on the author's
>> internal university, college or corporate networks/intranet, or
>> secure external website at the author's institution, but not for
>> commercial sale or for any systematic external distribution by a
>> third party (e.g. a listserve or database connected to a public
>> access server).
>> I *think* that an institutional repository is OK by that
>> definition. After all, it is a secre external website at the
>> author's institution which is not offering the item for sale nor
>> run by a third party.
>> On 13 Feb 2009, at 13:55, Sheppard, Nick wrote:
>>> Already confused trying to steer a path through the labyrinthine
>>> copyright policies of assorted publishers I was even more so when
>>> I put John Wiley & Sons into RoMEO to discover that it is
>>> apparently a green publisher that does not allow deposit in an
>>> institutional repository (apart from JASIST authors). Isn’t this
>>> a rather unusual condition for a ‘green’ publisher?
>>> *Nick Sheppard*
>>> Repository Development Officer
>>> The Headingley Library
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